For home healthcare clinicians, administrative tasks like producing and printing patient information can be tedious and can distract from the most important focus – the patient. Printing at the point of care could save valuable time and resources as well as improve the patient experience. Clinicians would no longer have to travel back to the office to print documents and the patient would have immediate access to important documents including medication lists, drug interaction forms, plans of care, and more.
As a clinician, mobile printing may make perfect sense to you, but maybe your company’s decision-makers need further convincing. Below are four tips to help you make your case.
Put yourself in their shoes
What business objectives are important to the decision-makers within your organization? Is it time? Profit? Company culture? Before presenting any new idea, understand your manager’s priorities and align your proposal accordingly.
Have a plan
Know what you’re going to say before you approach your manager with an idea. Be ready to support your case with thoughtfully prepared answers to any questions your manager may have.
Sell the benefits, address the challenges
Show both sides. Acknowledging that there are both pros and cons to adopting new technology demonstrates that you have realistic expectations and instills trust in your judgment.
Show the Before and After
Help decision-makers visualize the impact of your idea with a simple side-by-side comparison of what your organization looks like now versus how it will look after your idea is implemented. Wherever possible, quantify your time and cost savings with actual numbers.
How mobile printers help you focus on what matters most
Reduce mundane administrative tasks, allowing more time for patient care.
For the company
Saves clinicians up to 20 minutes per visit, allowing an additional 1-2 visits per day.
Here’s what YOUR company could look like after using Brother mobile printing technology:
Patients must wait to receive important information about their health
With the Brother PocketJet printer clinicians can print full-page essential patient documents at the point of care, improving the patient experience
Multiple opportunities for patient safety can be compromised
Patients get the information they need to know immediately in a printed legible format
Company incurs costly travel expensenses for clinicians to travel back and forth between offfice and the patient to print and distribute essential patient documentation
Clinicians can print all essential patient documents on-demand, on-site, virtually eliminating wasted travel time and costs
Agencies see high turnover of dissatisfied clinicians weighed down by spending too much time on administrative tasks
Printing at the point of care can eleminate administrative tasks and positively impact clinicians job satisfaction
Company loses as much as 40 hours each quarter to travel and administrative time
Clinicians can reallocate up to 40 additional hours each quarter to servicing patients instead of traveling and doing paperwork
Company profits are further reduced by postage expenses for mailing patient documentation
With Brother mobile printing technology, the only consumable cost is paper, no ink required. Plus you're able to print immediately - no need to drive back to the office to print documents or mail them to the patient.